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Mark Anderson

Lecturer of History | History

Los Angeles, 90045-2659, CA, UNITED STATES, University Hall, 3419

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

Mark Anderson earned his B.A. in History and English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.A. in Religion from Yale Divinity School. He received his Ph.D. in Roman History from Yale University. He also taught Greek and Roman history and the history of early Christianity at the California State University, San Bernardino before joining LMU. Professor Anderson's current book project is entitled Hospitals, Hospices, and Poor-shelters: A Late Ancient Health and Welfare System, while his recent publications include, "Christianizing the Planetary Week and Globalizing the Seven-Day Cycle" in Studies in Late Antiquity (2019) and "Mistranslations of Josephus and the Expansion of Public Charity in Late Antiquity" in Early Medieval Europe (2017), which won that journal's prize for the best essay of the year.

Education

Yale University

Ph.D., Roman History

2012

Yale Divinity School

M.A.R., Early Christianity

2006

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., History and English Literature

2002

Areas of Expertise

Later Roman EmpireEarly Medieval EuropeAncient MedicineHealth and WelfareCalendrics

Accomplishments

Early Medieval Europe Best Essay Prize | professional

Award for the best article published by the historical journal Early Medieval Europe in a given year

2019-08-29

Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • American Academy of Religion
  • North American Patristics Society
  • Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity
  • Society for Classical Studies

Languages

  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Syriac
  • Coptic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Courses

Premodern World History

Lower Division

Ancient Greece

Lower Division

Ancient Greek Medicine

Upper Division

Ancient Rome

Lower Division

Wealth and Poverty in the Ancient Mediterranean

Upper Division

Articles

Christianizing the Planetary Week and Globalizing the Seven-Day Cycle

Studies in Late Antiquity

Mark Anderson, “Christianizing the Planetary Week and Globalizing the Seven-Day Cycle” in Studies in Late Antiquity 3.2 (2019): 128-191

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Mistranslations of Josephus and the Expansion of Public Charity in Late Antiquity

Early Medieval Europe

Mark Anderson

"Mistranslations of Josephus and the Expansion of Public
Charity in Late Antiquity” in Early Medieval Europe 25.2 (2017): 139-161

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“”What’s Taters, Precious?” Food in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

Imago Temporis: Medium Aevum

Mark Anderson and Paul Freedman

“”What’s Taters, Precious?” Food in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings” in Imago Temporis: Medium Aevum 6 (2012): 339-350

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